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Rantipole
Mar 15, 2005, 06:13 PM
...do they exist?

I just saw an ad for an in-dash car stereo that proudly boasted MP3 and WMV CDs! :mad:

I don't recall ever seeing an electronic product boasting AAC compatibility.

Anyone ever see such a thing?



puckhead193
Mar 15, 2005, 06:36 PM
try this (http://www.apple.com/ipod/) From itunes u can make a cd that can be played in any cd player...

yellow
Mar 15, 2005, 06:37 PM
The iPod is currently the only piece of electronic equipment that can play an AAC encoded file (besides a computer using iTunes).

mcgarry
Mar 15, 2005, 07:16 PM
The iPod is currently the only piece of electronic equipment that can play an AAC encoded file (besides a computer using iTunes).

I don't know the details, but I heard somewhere else on this forum that certain Nokia phones support AAC as well. This article (http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000330034186/) mentions SE too. A web search for "Nokia AAC" seems to confirm this.

yellow
Mar 15, 2005, 07:34 PM
It will play AAC files, but note that I say encoded AAC files, which I don't believe it will. Besides, the nokia cell phone is far afield from a boombox..

ClarkeB
Mar 16, 2005, 05:56 AM
WMV! It plays lo-qual video! We are in the future!

yellow
Mar 16, 2005, 09:37 AM
Well here you go, the original poster in this thread bought something for his car that plays unencoded AAC files.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=115645

Rantipole
Mar 17, 2005, 04:01 PM
Well here you go, the original poster in this thread bought something for his car that plays unencoded AAC files.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=115645
At least it does exist! :rolleyes:

As AAC is not a proprietary format, I find it baffling that more people aren't doing this. Sony, of course, is trying to push their format (hellooooooo betamax), but I don't know why I don't see every other boombox sporting AAC compatibility.

(WMV: oops, I meant WMA)